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JPNC creates Forest Hills committee

May 23, 2014
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) voted to create an ad hoc committee about various developments proposed and already underway for the Forest Hills area at its April 29 meeting. “The idea is to take into account the multitude of construction projects already approved, some en route, some already started” and have a unified...

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Parklet will move this year

May 23, 2014
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HYDE SQ.—Even though Boston Transportation Department (BTD) is ready to bring back Jamaica Plain’s parklet, that won’t happen at its original location this year due to utility work on Centre Street. Instead, BTD is looking for alternate locations in Hyde Square and in the Centre/South corridor. The parklet debuted last year outside Old Havana...

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NACA finds new home at 225 Centre St.

May 23, 2014
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By Rebeca Oliveira and Peter Shanley/Gazette Staff JACKSON SQ.—The nonprofit Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA), which is being pushed out of its longtime home on Washington Street, has found a new residence, becoming the first commercial tenant at the recently completed mixed-use 225 Centre St. building. NACA is an advocacy organization and mortgage...

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Regan League parade won’t reschedule

May 23, 2014
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The Jamaica Plain Regan Youth League baseball and softball league’s annual Opening Day Parade will not be rescheduled, according to a main participant. It was originally scheduled for late April, but was cancelled due to rain. Longtime participant Michael Frank told the Gazette that the parade would not be rescheduled. Regan League organizer Harry...

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‘4Ws’ association to hold meeting

May 23, 2014
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A new neighborhood association for the “4Ws” area of Forest Hills will hold an organizational meeting May 31. The “4Ws” refers to Wenham, Wachusett, Walk Hill and Weld Hill streets. The association’s area also includes Tower, Woodlawn, Leland and Barlow streets. It currently does not have a neighborhood association. Prompted by proposed redevelopments at...

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American Legion post to mark Memorial Day

May 23, 2014
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The American Legion Post 76 at 280 South St. is planning a small memorial ceremony in honor of fallen soldiers at noon on Memorial Day, May 26. City Councilor Matt O’Malley is expected to make some remarks following a flag-raising, Post Commander Dennis McNally told the Gazette.

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MHC revises Casey MOU

May 23, 2014
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The state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Casey Arborway team has received a letter from the state Historic Commission (MHC) with suggestions for the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two agencies, bringing the project one step closer to construction. The MHC’s requested amendments listed in the May 1 letter include designation of maintenance responsibility...

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City parks plan update still underway

May 23, 2014
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The City’s Parks Department is on track to finish updating its massive “Open Space Plan,” which will guide parks policy from 2015 to 2021, by the end of the year. Parks spokesperson Jon Seamans told the Gazette last week that the “massive document,” which requires input from multiple agencies, will use an updated map...

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Boylston St. Orchard is sold

May 23, 2014
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The Boylston Street Community Orchard at 195 Boylston St. has been sold to the nonprofit Commonwealth Land Trust (CLT) to preserve it as an orchard. Department for Neighborhood Development (DND) project manager Bernard Mayo confirmed that the parcel will remain an orchard. He said CLT has been working with the Egleston Square Community Orchard...

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Spring Greens

May 23, 2014
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Spring Greens

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